UPDATE: Texas gunman was wearing “Born to Kill” shirt
UPDATE: SANTA FE, Texas (AP) – A sophomore at Santa Fe High School says he was in his art class when he suddenly heard three louds booms.
Zachary Muehe tells The New York Times he then “saw the kid who’s in my football class … and I saw him with a shotgun.”
Muehe says that classmate, 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis, was wearing a trench coat and a T-shirt emblazoned with the slogan “Born to Kill.” The sophomore says Pagourtzis started shooting as soon as he entered the classroom.
Muehe says “it was crazy watching him shoot and then pump.” He was able to flee to another classroom through a shared ceramics closet.
Pagourtzis has been charged with capital murder.
UPDATE: SANTA FE, Texas (AP) – Officials have canceled classes at schools in the Santa Fe Independent School District through at least Tuesday in the wake of a shooting at Santa Fe High School that left 10 dead, most of them students.
In a statement posted on the district website, officials indicated that no plan has been made for resuming classes.
Seventeen-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis is charged with capital murder in the shooting rampage. A judge denied him bond at a court hearing Friday evening.
UPDATE: SANTA FE, Texas (AP) – President Donald Trump has “activated” his gun safety commission and is expected to meet with members next week in the wake of the deadly school shooting in Texas.
White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the commission the president convened after the Parkland, Florida, shooting in February “has been activated today to start that conversation up again.” She says she believes it will be meeting again in “first part of next week.”
She declined to say whether Trump will revisit some gun control measures after another school shooting, but adds, “Certainly conversation’s ongoing about the best ways to protect kids across the country.”
Authorities say Friday’s shooting at Santa Fe High School left 10 dead and 10 wounded.
UPDATE: SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — A law enforcement official has identified a person in custody in the Houston-area school shooting as 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis.
The official was not authorized to discuss the shooting by name and spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press.
Authorities say eight to 10 people, mostly students, were killed in the nation’s deadliest such attack since the massacre in Florida that gave rise to a campaign by teens for gun control.
A woman who answered the phone at a number associated with the Pagourtzis family declined to speak with the AP.
She said: “Give us our time right now, thank you.”
Pagourtzis plays on the Santa Fe High School junior varsity football team, and is a member of a dance squad with a local Greek Orthodox church.
UPDATE: SANTA FE, Texas (AP) – Authorities say possible explosive devices have been found at and adjacent to the Texas high school where a shooting left as many as 10 people dead.
The Santa Fe Independent School District said in a statement Friday that authorities are in the process of rendering the devices safe.
There’s no indication how many devices have been found. Police asked the public to “remain vigilant” and to call 911 if they see any suspicious items in the area.
The school outside Houston went on lockdown around 8 a.m. after an active shooting was reported.
Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez says there “could be 8 to 10 fatalities” from the shooting. Gonzalez says the majority of the dead are students.
The sheriff says one person is in custody and a second person has been detained.
Santa Fe is about 30 miles (48 kilometers) southeast of Houston.
GALVESTON, Tx. (WTVQ)- There are multiple fatalities from a shooting Friday morning at Santa Fe High School near Galveston, Texas, according to ABC News.
Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez says one person is in custody and a second person is detained. The suspect appears to be a student, says a local law enforcement official.
Law enforcement officials tell ABC News authorities are also investigating to see if an explosive device was left behind in the school.
One student told ABC station KTRK in Houston that she was in first period when the fire alarms went off. Students were told to evacuate and staff members instructed them to run across the street and hide.
An unknown number of people are also injured. Among the injured is a police officer in unknown condition, the sheriff said.
The University of Texas Medical Branch is treating three patients with gunshot wounds; two are adults and one is a child.
Agents from the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives responded to the scene. Ambulances and helicopters have also swarmed the school.
All information attributed to ABC News